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Mark Erickson
First HD project: Total Newbie Needs Settings Help.
on Sep 24, 2008 at 6:51:34 pm

Hello All,

Videographer/Editor at government agency (Old Dog) seeks help digitizing and editing first HD footage project (new Tricks).

For years I’ve shot and edited SD 4:3 (Dvcam) due to budget constraints. Life was simple. Sony HVR-1500 SD-SDI out to Kona LH (with rack mounted KL box), digitized un-compressed 8-bit into FCP and edited as such in the sequence. Output was analog to BeatcamSP (component Betacam).

Finally acquired a HDV camera and here we go. I’ve done a lot of experimenting but I’m still lost.
Should I use the HD-SDI out on the VTR? Firewire? Firewire how? What settings in FCP?
I monitor the program thru the Betacam deck to a 4:3 CRT monitor (ol’ school). How do I get THAT to match what I see in the Canvas viewer?

How would you, Masters-Of-Experience, configure this system?
Any advice would be welcomed.

Mac g5 2.0 Dual / Sonnet D400 RAID eSATA / AJA Kona LH

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